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Category: Creative Work

Wholly TrueType Fontage!

This post is mostly being created to test the new dynamically created “lookalike” handwriting function that I’ve put into production here on the front page. I’m planning to go ahead and make this pull a ready-made png file from the hard drive rather than make it on the fly from here on, but…for now it creates this box on the fly.

I think I may have to make a “text only” version of this available as a link at the bottom of the page, but not yet.

Shibbeee!

I’ve made the change, the front page now loads the text as a static png file, instead of a dynamic file… ain’t technology grand?

now you can click on the button below to view this as text…. so if I post a URL you ar enot without access, Now, I’ll have to get busy on the rest of the colors and sections….

Kool Eh?

Finally Finished

I’ve worked most of the day at this, and finally managed to get the dynamic graphics and text to work!

Soon, I hope to fix the layouts for the rest of the site….

Tech Support Woes

There are many unfortunates out there who have been “cutting the ends of the brisket off”1 for so long that they never asked why.

1 This refers to an old story where a new bride asks why her husband always cut the ends off brisket before cooking. The husband says that his family has always done it this way. Eventually the bride asks her mother in law why, and her mother-in-law says that her mother always did it that way, so she kept up the tradition. So, the confused young bride goes to the hospital bed of her Grandma-in-law and asks, Grandma, why do you cut the ends off of the brisket? To which the Grandma replies, ”The pan was always a little too small”

Made with Love

It’s been a while since I made a personal update to the site and now I have made a new layout, locked out all the old user accounts and chnaged the whole site again, ain’t I a stinker?

The main reasoning behind the change is my need to flex my php and css muscles. While PHPnuke and PostNuke allow for flexable and attractive layouts, nothing says home made like a jabberwocky placed using an absolute tag in CSS. Yes, I used Adobe GoLive to get the site together. Yes, I use it for laying some stuff out. A wysiwyg editor for CSS layouts is a godsend for big stuff like text boxes, etc, but the graphics, etc, are laid out by hand in vi. So there.

If you haven’t yet, I suggest you check out Donnie Darko, quite a nice movie.

Lack of Writers forces Webmaster to Speak

After a long, long long delay in posting my next daring missive I’ve returned to put down my latest words on digital paper. As some of you may or may not know the Real World does exist and is not a fairy tale created by llamas who want to stop playing CounterStrike.

Sadly the real world (and not just the one one MTV) has rules, and one of those is that the ethereal world that is the Internet is fueled not just by fark and slashdot, but by money too. So, I, the webmaster, need to focus on my job as well as my website. Sad isn’t it?

And so I present, the Top Ten Reasons why webmasters neglect their Websites:

10. Pure Laziness, too busy stuffing our mouths with Mountain Dew and Cheetos!

9. Three Words, Never Winter Nights (I know it is normally two words)

8. Beer, and its buddy Liquor.

7. See number 8 and Repeat.

6. Locked up in a Tape Closet.

5. Stupid IE 6 Security Patches!!!

4. The Terrorists stole my keyboard. Or was it Swiper the Fox?

3. Innumerable showings of Star Wars Episode 2 or Spiderman, pick your poison.

2. That last peice of news about Natalie Portman, you know the one.

1. Grand Theft Auto 3.